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University of Texas, Dolph Briscoe Center for American History

A Guide to the Christian Becker Papers, ca. 1870s-1940s



Descriptive Summary

Creator: Becker, Christian
Title: Christian Becker Papers
Dates: ca. 1870s-1940s
Abstract: Christian Becker, an immigrant from the Rhineland, established a cotton gin in the vicinity of Holland Creek, Texas, founding the city of Becker around 1869 (Grimes County, Texas). Records document banking, finances, agriculture, and cotton gin, along with property deeds, ledgers and booklets,and other related material.
Accession No.: AR 2005-184
Extent: 2 feet
Language: Materials are written in English.
Repository: Dolph Briscoe Center for American History, The University of Texas at Austin

Biographical Note

Christian Becker, an immigrant from the Rhineland, established a cotton gin in the vicinity of Holland Creek, Texas, founding the city of Becker around 1869 (Grimes County, Texas). In the coming decades more than twenty families of Germans moved to the area and Christian Becker employed some of them at his cotton gin. (from the Handbook of Texas)

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Scope and Contents

Records document banking, finances, agriculture, and cotton gin, along with property deeds, ledgers and booklets,and other related material.

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Restrictions

Access Restrictions

Unrestricted access.

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Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

Christian Becker Papers, ca. 1870s-1940s, Dolph Briscoe Center for American History, The University of Texas at Austin.

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Detailed Description of the Papers

 

Inventory

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2.325/B109 Various official records: banking, finances, agriculture, cotton gin, Department of Agriculture, 1930s-1940s
Christian Becker’s Certificate of Naturalization, 1879
Zion Lutheran Church property deeds (photocopies), 1872, 1882
Genealogical reminiscences
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2.325/B110 Ledgers and booklets:
Cotton tax exemption certificates
Georgia Becker’s report cards
Mineral deed
Christian Becker’s ledgers, 1881-1883
Cotton gin ledger books, 1917-1918
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4K720 Ledger of Victor J. Evans & Company, patent attorneys
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3Y33b Stereographs
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2.325/D36d Oversize

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